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This member will give a presentation on October 11, 2017
At the following event:
5th IHSIG Symposium on Poultry Gut Health
Article published the June 1, 2017
INTRODUCTION For many years, broiler intestinal health was supported by the widespread use of antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs). These AGPs are antibiotic substances that were added to the feed at subtherapeutic levels, leading to improved animal performance. In the European Union, the use of AGPs was banned in 2006 while the Center for Veterinary Medicine of the US Food and Drug. Administr ...
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Article published the April 6, 2017
  Introduction Worldwide, necrotic enteritis (NE) leads to important production losses, increased feed consumption and mortality rates, and a reduced welfare of broiler chickens [1–4]. The causative agent of NE is Clostridium perfringens, a Gram-positive spore forming bacterium which occurs ubiquitously in the environment, in feed and in the gastrointestinal tract of animals and human ...
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Article published the December 16, 2016
1. Introduction Clostridium perfringens is an anaerobic, spore-forming Gram-positive bacterium often found as a normal inhabitant of animal and human intestines [1–3]. However, by mechanisms and stimuli that are not fully understood, C. perfringens undergoes rapid proliferation, while producing several toxins, resulting in disease onset. Classification of C. perfringens strains is based on ...
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News published on November 8, 2016
Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care Symposium in Brazil focuses on health issues in relation to management practices and proper feed formulation regimes. With the growing popularity of poultry meat around the world, poultry production is steadily on the increase. As a result, the food safety issue is receiving increased interest, as poultry health is closely related to human health. Treat ...
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Article published the November 4, 2016
Introduction Clostridium perfringens is a Gram-positive, spore-forming, anaerobic bacterium. It is a normal component of the intestinal microbiota of animals, including humans. It secretes several toxins and enzymes that cause different forms of tissue damage [1–3]. Consequently, it can cause a variety of diseases in various vertebrates [2]. The differences in virulence properties between C ...
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Article published the October 21, 2016
1. Introduction Mycotoxins are toxic fungal metabolites that can contaminate a wide array of food and feed [1]. Mycotoxin-producing fungi can be classified into either field or storage fungi. Field fungi, such as the Fusarium species, produce mycotoxins on the crops in the field, whereas storage fungi, such as the Aspergillus and Penicillium species, produce mycotoxins on the crops after harves ...
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Article published the February 10, 2016
1. Introduction. Subclinical endometritis (SCE) is one of the most important reproductive impairments in dairy cows studied in the last decade. It can be defined as the superficial inflammation of the endometrium (no deeper than the stratum spongiosum) [1], without visible clinical signs, but significantly affecting reproductive performances [2,3]. Cytology is considered the best technique to dia ...
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This member gave a presentation on September 26, 2012
At the following event:
International Symposium Alternatives to Antibiotics (ATA)
This member gave a presentation on March 28, 2012
At the following event:
IHSIG 2012- Intestinal Health Management in Tomorrow’s Poultry Industry
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Veterinarian, graduated from Ghent University in Belgium in 1978. PhD in veterinary pathology from Ghent University in 1983. Professor in veterinary pathology at Ghent University, Belgium, appointed in 1989. He is author or co-author of more than 750 scientific publications, of which more than 380 are listed in the web of science, more than 300 are in proceedings of international congresses, and 7 are chapters in books. His research focus is mainly on intestinal health and on interactions of zoonotic agents with the animal host reservoir.
Location:Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Bélgica
Profile: Academic / scientific
Occupation: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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